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Idaho tribe joins lawsuit against big opioid manufacturers

An Idaho tribe has joined a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. The Lewiston Tribune reports the Nez Perce Tribe said in a release that a lawsuit was filed May 18 in Idaho’s U.S. District Court that targets opioid distributor ...

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Spring chinook numbers on Snake, Columbia rivers improving (access required)

Spring chinook counts in the Snake and Columbia rivers are improving after a late start to this year’s run, but fishery managers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington are still unsure how strong the final run will be. Flows on the ...

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Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

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The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace, an important victory for business interests. The justices ruled 5-4 May 21, with the court’s conservative members in the ...

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A word with Karen Appelgren, director of Zions Bank’s Business Resource Center (access required)

Karen Appelgren is the director of Zions Bank’s Business Resource Center in Boise, which provides classes, one-on-one business counseling and guest speakers to existing and prospective small business owners. Appelgren is a former teacher who helped start the Women’s Business ...

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City plans to face off with ITD over Front and Myrtle streets (access required)

Formal suggestions to make the Front and Myrtle commuter corridor in downtown Boise more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly will be submitted to the Idaho Transportation Department in summer, a city official said. These suggestions are the outgrowth of a 2017 alternatives ...

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Ketchum reduces most of its paid parking rates (access required)

After fielding complaints when it started charging for parking in November, the city of Ketchum mostly scaled back its parking rates in early May and restored some free parking in its two downtown parking lots. The city had asked drivers ...

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Idaho board extends search for Boise State University president

Idaho State Board of Education has extended its search for the next president of Boise State University after interviewing three possible candidates. The board announced May 17 that an interim president will be appointed while officials work to find a ...

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